Mahogany L. Browne is a Cave Canem and Poets House alumnae and the author of several books including Smudge and Redbone. She directs the poetry program of the Nuyorican Poets Café. Browne is one of the editors behind The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books). An anthology the Latino Rebels call, “one of the most diverse and important poetry anthologies of the last 25 years.” Black Girl Magic continues and deepens the work of the first BreakBeat Poets anthology by focusing on some of the most exciting Black women writing today. This anthology breaks up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club, and asserts the truth that the cypher is a feminine form.